Glass Unit – Hurricane Rated

fixed curb mount hurricane Rated

Wasco Skylights with hurricane-resistant glazing meet Dade County, IBC/IRC/FBC, and other stringent state building codes for skylights installed in Wind Zone 3 coastal applications. Hurricane resistant glass appears to be ordinary glass, but shields against damage from wind-borne debris, accidental impacts, forced entry and even unwanted noise. Not available in venting models.

Our fixed curb mount hurricane resistant GSHR model is designed to be used on a site-built curb. Curb mounted skylights consist of an insulated glass sealed between a thermally efficient, maintenance free, vinyl curb frame and an aluminum outer retainer frame. For use with with site-built or prefabricated curbs. The GSHR model is available in nine standard sizes, with a wide range of finish color options.

  • Rugged, one-piece Permatherm® Vinyl Curb reduces thermal conductivity and condensation
  • Built-in condensation channel controls indoor moisture in higher humidity areas
  • Protective aluminum retainer with durable enamel finish
  • Integral Nailing Sill for fast and easy installation
  • No minimum roof pitch required
  • Not for vertical applications
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  • Safety Considerations
  • Standard Sizes
  • Glazes and Finishes
  • Performance Data

Safety ConsiderationsWasco skylights are designed to withstand normal elements of the weather. They are not designed to withstand human impact or falling objects. These skylights should not be walked upon under any circumstances. The owner or designer should restrict access only to authorized personnel who have been adequately cautioned as to the location of the skylights and informed of the warning above, or said owner should provide protective guard rails or screens around the skylights.

GSHR1430 GSHR1446 GSHR2222 GSHR2230 GSHR2238 GSHR2246 GSHR3030 GSHR3046 GSHR4646
Outside Curb Dimension 17.5″ X 33.5″ 17.5″ X 49.5″ 25.5″ X 25.5″ 25.5″ X 33.5″ 25.5″ X 41.5″ 25.5″ X 49.5″ 33.5″ X 33.5″ 33.5″ X 49.5″ 49.5″ X 49.5″
Daylight Area 13.125″ X 29.125″ 13.125″ X 45.125″ 21.125″ X 21.125″ 21.125″ X 29.125″ 21.125″ X 37.125″ 21.125″ X 45.125″ 29.125″ X 29.125″ 29.125″ X 45.125″ 45.125″ X 45.125″
Daylight Opening (Square Feet) 2.65 4.11 3.09 4.27 5.45 6.61 5.89 9.12 14.14


Curb dimensions based upon 1½” thickness. Both the rough opening and outside curb dimension must be adhered to for proper fit.

Finish Colors

Frame finish is PVC, white interior and bronze exterior. Aluminum retainer frame.

Retainer Finish:

  • Quaker Bronze (Standard)
  • Anodized, Kynar 500, Baked Enamel (more information)
  • Copper Clad
  • Mill


Wasco’s hurricane-resistant glazing meets Dade County, IBC/IRC/FBC and other stringent state building codes for skylights installed in Wind Zone 3 coastal applications.

Though it looks like ordinary glass, hurricane-resistant glass shields against damage from wind-borne debris, accidental impacts, forced entry, even unwanted noise. It’s made of heat strengthened low-E lites permanently bonded with one or more layers of PET film and durable PVB (polyvinyl butyral) resin sheeting. In exhaustive impact tests, broken glass fragments have adhered to the bonded plastic vinyl interlayer, reducing the risk of injury, shattered glass and breaching the building envelope.

Download Test Reports

GS 1886-97 & 1996-02 PDF
GS1600_I.S.7-2000 PDF
GS1701.2-85 PDF

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